Data Dictionary: ACS 2010 (1-Year Estimates)
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Table: B12007A. Median Age At First Marriage (White Alone) [2]
Universe: Universe: White alone population 15 to 54 years
Table Details
B12007A. Median Age At First Marriage (White Alone)
Universe: Universe: White alone population 15 to 54 years
Variable Label
B12007A001
B12007A002
Relevant Documentation:
Median Age at First Marriage
The median age at first marriage is calculated indirectly by estimating the proportion of young people who will marry during their lifetime, calculating one-half of this proportion, and determining the age (at the time of the survey) of people at this half-way mark by osculatory interpolation. It does not represent the actual median age of the population who married during the calendar year. It is shown to the nearest tenth of a year. Henry S. Shryock and Jacob S. Siegel outline the osculatory procedure in Methods and Materials of Demography, First Edition (May 1973), Volume 1, pages 291-296.
White
A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, the Middle East, or North Africa. It includes people who indicate their race as "White" or report entries such as Irish, German, Italian, Lebanese, Arab, Moroccan, or Caucasian.